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West Indies. Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871, 1857

West Indies. / Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871 / 1857
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Full Title: West Indies. Island Of Cuba, (Spanish) Jamaica, (British). By Prof. H.D. Rogers & A. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. Entered in Sta. Hall. London ... & according to an act of Congress ... 1857, by H.D. Rogers ... Massachusetts. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, Edinburgh, W. & A.K. Johnston. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh.

Author: Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871

Date: 1857

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Author: Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871

Date: 1857

Short Title: West Indies.

Publisher: London: Edward Stanford

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 35

Object Width cm: 42

Scale 1: 3,453,120

Note: Islands in outline color.

Reference: P3670; NMM 486.

World Area: West Indies

Full Title: West Indies. Island Of Cuba, (Spanish) Jamaica, (British). By Prof. H.D. Rogers & A. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. Entered in Sta. Hall. London ... & according to an act of Congress ... 1857, by H.D. Rogers ... Massachusetts. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, Edinburgh, W. & A.K. Johnston. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh.

List No: 3825.025

Page No: 24

Series No: 28

Engraver or Printer: Johnston, W. & A.K.

Published In: Atlas Of The United States Of North America, Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Mexico, Central America, Cuba, And Jamaica. On A Uniform Scale. From The Most Recent State Documents, Marine Surveys, And Unpublished Materials. With Plans Of The Principal Cities And Sea-Ports, And An Introductory Essay On The Physical Geography, Products, And Resources Of North America. By Professor Henry Darwin Rogers, Of Boston, U.S., And A. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E., F.R.G.S., F.G.S., Geographer To The Queen. London: Edward Stanford, 6, Charing Cross, S.W. [The Authors Reserve The Right Of Translation.] (on verso) Entered at Stationers' Hall, London ... 1857 by H.D. Rogers ... Massachusetts.

Publication Author: Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871

Publication Date: 1857

Publication Reference: P3670; NMM 486.

Publication Note: Unusual collaboration between a Scot (Johnston), an American (Rogers), and an Englishman (Stanford). The maps are all on a scale of 54.5 miles to one inch, and are very well executed. They are derived from the large Map of The United States, British & Central America, by Rogers and Johnston, 1857. The western U.S. maps show the routes of the proposed Pacific Railroad. Rogers probably wrote the descriptive text. Johnston engraved and drew the maps - these maps are perhaps the best examples of Scottish highly detailed mapmaking applied to the western territories and states, in the pre civil war period. The only other example is Black's Atlas of North America, published in 1856, but not quite as detailed in the western states and territories, although it is just as good and maybe better in the eastern areas (these two atlas had to be competitive, with their issue within one year of each other). In 1873, J. David Williams issued the Jones and Hamilton "People's Pictorial Atlas" which uses most of these maps, updated. Then in 1875 the same maps appear in the Hardesty issue of the Jones and Hamilton "Historical Atlas of the World Illustrated." (see our copies). With full and outline color. Bound in half leather dark red cloth covered boards with "Atlas Of The United States, British & Central America: By Prof. Rogers & A. Keith Johnston."

Publication List No: 3825.000

Publication Type: National Atlas

Publication Maps: 29

Publication Height cm: 38

Publication Width cm: 26

Image No: 3825025

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